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At the opening session, the Mayor/Governor of Mogadishu, Eng. Abdirahman Omar Osman expresses his gratitude and feeling towards the process of the procurement which shows transparency, competence, accountability and encouraging private sector through public private partnership. He emphasised ...
Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire went to several districts in Mogadishu on Saturday night in a "surprise tour" to inspect security conditions in the city. The PM accompanied by the mayor of Mogadishu, Abdirahman Yarisow, security chiefs, minister of sports and other municipal officials security ...

A heavy gunfight was reported broke out between Somali government forces and suspected Al Shabaab suspects in northern Mogadishu on Wednesday night. The skirmish erupted at a military base near the former candy factory in Heliwa district following an ambush by the assailants thought to be ...
A car bomb exploded near Somalia's parliament headquarters in the capital, Mogadishu, killing at least four people, along with the driver, with several others injured, AP reported. Sunday's car bomb, which Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for, was detonated at a checkpoint close to the interior ministry ...
MOGADISHU, Somalia — Three explosions over four days in or near the Somalian capital have left a trail of carnage, killing nearly 20 people and injuring dozens of others, as Islamist militants unleashed a wave of attacks on the country. On Sunday, a car bomb exploded at a security checkpoint near the ...
At least 14 people have been killed in a car bomb blast outside a popular hotel in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, according to a government official. The explosion on Thursday happened near Weheliye hotel on the busy Maka Al-Mukarrama Road. A spokesman for the Somali interior ministry confirmed the ...

Mogadishu, 19 March 2018 - The third intelligence and information sharing conference, aimed at forging closer working ties between various intelligence actors in Somalia, opened in the capital Mogadishu today. The Deputy Force Commander of the AU Mission in Somalia, Maj-Gen Charles Tai Gituai is ...
Suspected Al Shabaab assailants have shot and killed at least three people in Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Sunday. A soldier was among the three killed in the shooting which took place at Mahad Alle area in Mogadishu's Yaqshid district, the latest in series of assassinations in the seaside capital.
The speaker of Somali Federal Parliament Mohamed Sheikh Osman (Jawari) has signed an agreement to rebuild a parlaiment house in Mogadishu with the Turkish government. The 100 million deal was signed by Lower Speaker Mohamed Jawari and Turkish ambassador to Somalia Olgan Bekar on ...
MOGADISHU – Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab set off a suicide car bomb at a security checkpoint about 15 km outside the capital Mogadishu on Thursday, the group's spokesperson and a police official told Reuters. The blast has caused casualties, police officer Major Abdullahi Nur said without ...
Al-Shabaab frequently carries out bombings in Mogadishu and elsewhere across Somalia as part of their war to defeat the western-backed federal government. They are also keen to drive out the African Union (AU)-backed AMISOM peacekeeping forces defending the central government. Abdiasis Abu ...
Doha: The Qatar Charity Office in Somalia delivered three ambulances to hospitals in the capital Mogadishu to support health services in a ceremony attended by local ministers and officials, members of the Qatari and other embassies. The ambulances have been provided at a time when many hospitals in ...
“We heard two big explosions and gunfire is still echoing in two different directions of the city,” Mogadishu resident Nur Abdulle told VOA. “After [the] blasts, we could see a huge cloud of smoke [go up] into the air.” Al-Shabab has attacked dozens of government buildings, hotels, restaurants, and other ...
Twin car bombings and subsequent gunfire has left at least 38 people dead and 20 others wounded in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, medical workers said. A loud explosion reportedly took place on Friday, followed by a second blast and sustained gunfire which broke out near the president's residence.
Mogadishu's Bakara market on strike over new government tax. Businesses in Somalia's largest open-air market have boycotted trade ... Somalia's busiest and largest open-air market in Mogadishu has been closed for the past two days. Business owners in Bakara market are protesting over a five percent ...
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday that it is deeply troubled by death of its staff who succumbed to injuries after a bomb attached to their vehicle exploded in Mogadishu on Wednesday. The charity said Abdulhafid Yusuf Ibrahim who passed away Wednesday night after ...
MOGADISHU, Somalia - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is devastated by the loss of one of its staff, Abdulhafid Yusuf Ibrahim, in Mogadishu. He passed away Wednesday night after succumbing to injuries from an improvised explosive device, which detonated while Mr. Ibrahim was in ...

The Ministry of Internal security for Somalia's Federal Government has called on local residents in Mogadishu to collaborate with the security agencies in the peace restoration. Abdulaziz Ali Ibrahim, the spokesman of the Ministry told reporters in Mogadishu that the security is vital to all citizens in the capital, ...
A Somali regional lawmaker was fatally shot Tuesday in Mogadishu, police said. Ruqiya Abshir Noor was shot in her home in the city's Shibis district, according to police. Abdiwakil Abdullahi, police commander in the neighboring Bondhere district, who received the report of the killing, told VOA Mogadishu ...
MOGADISHU: The death toll in Friday's twin bomb attacks in Somali capital Mogadishu has gone up to 32, officials said. ... Mogadishu Mayor Abdirahman Omar Osman said on Saturday that most of those killed were teenagers going home from Lido beach, which is near the intelligence headquarters.
Egypt Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Mogadishu. tweet ... by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on February 24th, 2018, the Arab Republic of Egypt condemned the two terrorist attacks perpetrated by al-Shabab, which targeted the presidential palace and a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing 45 people.
Doha: The Qatar Charity Office in Somalia delivered three ambulances to hospitals in the capital Mogadishu to support health services in a ceremony attended by local ministers and officials, members of the Qatari and other embassies. The ambulances have been provided at a time when many hospitals in ...
Somali security personnel walk past burning vehicles as they secure an area in Mogadishu on July 30, 2017 after a car bomb explosion. We want our international partners to look at Mogadishu in different lenses, which can shed a light on the plight of the city. PHOTO | STR | AFP ...
Mogadishu: Locals walk through destroyed building following a twin car bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. Two car bomb blasts rocked Somalia's capital Friday evening, followed by gunfire, police said, and an ambulance service said more than a dozen had been killed ...
At least 18 people were killed and 20 wounded on Friday when two car bombs exploded in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, the city's main ambulance service said. The militant group Al Shabab, claimed the attacks in a statement posted online, saying it was targeting the government and security services.
MOGADISHU, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- At least 32 people have been confirmed dead in Friday's twin bombing attacks in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, with most of the casualties being beach-goers. A police officer who declined to be named told Xinhua on Saturday that the death toll had risen as several ...
A man injured in the car bomb attack receives medical treatment at Madina Hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia, on February 23, 2018. ... 20 wounded when two car bombs exploded on Friday near the presidential palace and a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, the city's main ambulance service said.
The blasts follow weeks of relative calm in Mogadishu. According to officials, the main attack involved the use of a vehicle loaded with explosives attempting to breach a checkpoint leading to the presidential palace but security forces prevented the assault. "The security forces foiled the intent of the terrorists ...
Two car bombings killed 38 people in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, the city's main ambulance service said on Saturday. "We have seen at least 38 people dead," said Abdukadir Abdurahman Aden of the Aamin Ambulance of the bombings that targeted the presidential palace and a hotel.
Mogadishu, Somalia — Authorities say the death toll in a pair of explosions Friday evening in Somalia's capital has risen to 21. The director of Aamin Ambulance service, Dr. Abdirahman Abdulqadir, gave the new toll Saturday. It was confirmed by police Capt. Mohamed Hussein, who said it was based on ...
Somali police official says 2 car bomb blasts rock Mogadishu, following by sustained gunfire. By: Associated Press. February 23, 2018 Updated: Today at 10:10 am. 0. View Comments. MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali police official says 2 car bomb blasts rock Mogadishu, following by sustained gunfire. Register to the ...
MOGADISHU, Somalia — A Somali police official says two car bomb blasts have rocked the capital, Mogadishu, followed by sustained gunfire. Three people have been killed. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the first blast, apparently caused by a suicide car bomber, occurred near Somalia's intelligence ...
The Somali government has warned of an imminent terror attack barely six months after the deadliest attack in Somalia's history. Ministry of Information warned of a looming vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices ( VBIEDs) threat in the Somali capital. Speaking to media after a cabinet meeting on ...
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A double suicide car bomb blast followed by gunfire has been heard in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, according to police. A loud explosion reportedly took place on Friday, followed by a second blast and sustained gunfire which broke out near the president's residence. At least 18 people have been killed, ...
A Police officer says a gunman has shot and killed two civilians in Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Wednesday night, the latest in series of assassinations in the seaside city. The shooting took place in the capital's Wadajir district after an unknown assailant armed with an AK-47 rifle opened fire at an auto ...
The former al-Shabaab leader, Hassan Dahir Aweys, who defected in 2013, described the group's aim as “Islamic government without the interference of the western powers in Somalia”. Al-Shabaab, which once controlled much of south and central Somalia, including the capital Mogadishu, was forced to ...
Ahmed Dirie Ali, a leading Somali Elder has passed away in Mogadishu on Monday night following an illness. Late Ali who was the spokesman of Hawiye clan Elders' counsil died at Digfeer hospital after battling with undisclosded disease. His body is expected to be airlifted to his hometown, Adado in ...
Mogadishu's Bakara market on strike over new government tax. Businesses in Somalia's largest open-air market have boycotted trade ... Somalia's busiest and largest open-air market in Mogadishu has been closed for the past two days. Business owners in Bakara market are protesting over a five percent ...
According to Intelligence Online's sources, Belstone Dart International has been awarded the contract to protect EUCAP Somalia, the EU capacity-building mission in Somalia formerly known as EUCAP Nestor. The company, which was only founded in February 2017, a few months before the private ...
MOGADISHU, Somalia - United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) ship MV Esbjerg safely arrived in Mogadishu on 11th February 2018 under the protection of EU Naval Force's Lithuanian Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment (AVPD). The Lithuanian troops were welcomed to Mogadishu by the ...
A fight has erupted between Somalia's security forces established for disarming within the city of Mogadishu and armed military officers in Dharkenley district on Tuesday. The confrontation broke out after the newly formed Mogadishu Stabilization unit forces tried to disarm military soldiers in an area near ...
MOGADISHU, Somalia - The United Nations, African Union, European Union, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States welcomed the decisions taken at the meeting of Somalia's National Security Council (NSC) from 6-10 ...
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somali government forces have shot and killed a soldier in Mogadishu on Sunday in the latest in a series of elaborate assassinations in the seaside capital city, Garowe Online reports. An eyewitness confirmed to GO that the soldiers gunned down the Service Member near the busy ...
Mogadishu, 11 February 2018 - Over thirty experts, researchers and academicians converged on the Somali capital today for the start of a three-day conference on fostering peace and national reconciliation in Somalia. The first of its kind in the country, the Colloquium on Peace and Reconciliation in ...
A senior Somal military officer was assassinated in Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Wednesday morning, the fourth killing in the city in less than 24 hours. Lieutenant Farhan Hussein Barkhadle was shot dead by pistol-wielding militants near former Gaheyr University compound in Mogadishu in the early ...
Somalia's military court has sentenced a man to death for his role in the country's deadliest bombing last year, in which at least 500 were killed. Hassan Adan Isaq was accused of leading an al-Shabab unit said to have carried out the truck attack in the capital Mogadishu on 14 October 2017. During the trial ...
Mohammed Ahmed Othman Al Hammadi, UAE Ambassador to Somalia, Thursday met with Abdul-Rahman Omar Othman, the new Mayor of of Mogadishu The UAE ambassador expressed his best wishes of success to the Somali official in his new duties, noting the importance of developing bilateral ...
Mogadishu has suffered more than two decades of war, and many of its young people were born and raised alongside violence and bloodshed. Children with disabilities, however, face added risks of abandonment, neglect and lack of equal access to basic human necessities. But Ismail Rage, 22, did not ...
Mogadishu has suffered more than two decades of war, and many of its young people were born and raised alongside violence and bloodshed. Children with disabilities, however, face added risks of abandonment, neglect and lack of equal access to basic human necessities. But Ismail Rage, 22, did not ...


 

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